Animals need to rest.
And no one has to tell them.
They instinctually know.
It is built into their senses. Into their survival.
Rest is required if they want to escape predators, birth babies or survive winter.
Mothers need to rest. Its in our DNA.
But somewhere in history, someone planted the seed that rest is for the wicked, for the bad mothers who don’t do enough.
Probably about the same time that the village was taken from the mother.
Human mothers stopped resting. After producing life, they were expected to keep producing, giving and generating.
But with what reserves? From where?
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.